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  • Submission deadline: 9 June 2022

WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance

2022 Conference

Thursday, 29 and Friday, 30 September 2022

Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are inviting submissions for their 2022 conference “WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance”.

The aim of the conference is to bring together female experts who will present and discuss new research on macroeconomics and finance which is of particular interest to central banks. We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Climate change and transition challenges
  • Commodity prices, supply bottlenecks, relative price changes
  • Origins and consequences of inflation, inflation dynamics
  • Capital flows and macro-financial frameworks in emerging economies
  • Monetary policy, normalisation and quantitative tightening
  • Macro and financial stability

The conference will foster interaction between junior and senior female economists across academia and policy institutions.

PhD student poster session

We also invite submissions from female PhD students to present during a poster session. Students who plan to seek employment this coming autumn are particularly encouraged to apply.

Policy panel

A policy panel “Inflation is back: why and what next?” will be held on the first day of the conference.

WE_ARE_IN stands for
Women in Economics: Advancing Research in Economics Internationally

It brings together two initiatives, WE_ARE and WiM, which are based in Europe and the United States respectively.

WE_ARE is a CEPR seminar series in which junior women present their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers and from senior women. WiM is an annual conference organised, with the support of the Becker Friedman Institute, by Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook University and CEPR), Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and CEPR) and Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and CEPR). It features the work of Women in Macro and creates opportunities for women to strengthen their research and expand their networks.

How to apply

Deadline: 09:00 BST on 9 June 2022

We invite female researchers to submit academic papers. The deadline for replies is 09:00 BST on Thursday, 9 June 2022. Notification of acceptance is expected in early July.

To submit a paper or act as a discussant, please go to the conference page on the CEPR website. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team at with the subject line “WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance”.

Conference details


The conference is scheduled to take place in person at the BIS in Basel, Switzerland, provided there are no travel restrictions in place and it is safe to travel. If it is not deemed safe to meet in person, the conference will take place online.

Travel and accommodation

The organisers will cover the travel costs of participants from academia (both academics and students). This will amount to the cost of an economy-class return airfare or a first-class train ticket if travelling within Europe. Academic participants travelling to Basel from outside Europe will be reimbursed for the cost of a discounted business class airfare, i.e. the lowest business class airfare available. PhD students travelling to Basel from outside Europe will be reimbursed for the cost of the lowest economy class airfare available.

Rooms will be booked in a hotel near the BIS Tower. Academic participants staying in hotels/other forms of accommodation which are not part of the conference block reservation will be reimbursed up to a limit which is close to the block booking rate.

Conference organisers

  • Fiorella De Fiore, Bank for International Settlements and CEPR
  • Caterina Mendicino, European Central Bank
  • Hélène Rey, London Business School and CEPR

Programme committee

  • Ozge Akinci, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR
  • Alina Bartscher, Danmarks Nationalbank
  • Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and CEPR
  • Isabel Correia, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and CEPR
  • Daria Finocchiaro, Riksbank and European Central Bank
  • Laura Gati, European Central Bank
  • Mariassunta Giannetti, Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR
  • Deniz Igan, Bank for International Settlements and CEPR
  • Martina Jasova, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan, University of Maryland and CEPR
  • Silvia Miranda-Agrippino, Bank of England and CEPR
  • Melina Papoutsi, European Central Bank
  • Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University and CEPR
  • Claudia Ruiz Ortega, World Bank
  • Vania Stavrakeva, London Business School and CEPR
  • Antonella Trigari, Bocconi University and CEPR
  • Victoria Vanasco, CREI, UPF, Barcelona GSE and CEPR
  • Liliana Varela, London School of Economics and CEPR
  • Dora Xia, Bank for International Settlements